Synesthesia is a brain condition that can range anywhere from 1 in 200 to 1 in 100,000. This condition is the mixing between senses. Where in a situation a person may experience only one sense, but a synesthete will experience two completely different senses.
I chose to research this condition because it sounds very interesting, after researching it I think that this condition would be a cool experience to have. I personally do not have this condition, but I do know of a person who does and their form of synesthesia is where they can hear a note being played and they will see a color.My life is not being affected by this condition because I do not have it, but if I did it may make it easier to remember people’s names, numbers or words.
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The two main components of Synesthesia, which are serotonin and neurons, are naturally occurring in the brain. In some cases serotonin can be man made and taken by a person to get more of that certain chemical in their brain, but in this case of this phenomenon it is naturally occurring. Neurons are also naturally made inside the brain which is also naturally made. The neurons that can be affected in this condition have been like this since the person was born. One of the only non-naturally occurring things that is involved with this condition may be the smells or the sights or sounds that can make a person have their senses affected.
This is a brain condition that cross-wires two senses together. It is a connection that is made early on in life will stay the same connection for the rest of the person’s life. Doctors do not know for sure how exactly this condition occurs and there is no certain test to see if a person has synesthesia. The connections will be made from different parts of the brain and those parts are where each different sense is processed. Those places are: the Parietal lobe where taste and touch are processed, the visual cortex where vision is processed, the frontal lobe where smell is processed, and the temporal lobe where hearing is processed. The Synesthesia condition is usually passed down through families and is a gene, and the condition is more common in women and in left handed people. This condition will be in effect since birth, the person will not acquire synaesthesia over their life. Only if a person takes hallucinogenic drugs will they possibly acquired synesthesia later in life, if they do not already have the condition. There are over 35 different forms of synesthesia, usually a person will only have one form. Many people with the condition say that they do not mind it, they said that they actually like it. The condition works with the Neurons in the brain, the connections of the neurons can be interrupted by the Synesthesia gene or excess of serotonin.
Synesthesia: The Smell of a Sound, The Taste of a Color
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